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    Death of a salesman is a 1949 play in which the protagonist, Willy Loman, comes to the realization that he is no longer relevant.

    Who's the Willy Loman of today?

    Donald Trump

    Every year, TIME publishes its list of today's most influential leaders. The 2022 list just came out.

    Under "leaders'. Volodymr Zelensky made the list, and so did Ron DeSantis, Joe Biden, Kevin McCarthy, Kyrsten Sinema, and Letitia James.

    Trump did not make the cut

    https://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2022/

    Trump DID make the list in 2021, but so did Joe Biden and Liz Cheney

    https://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2021/

    In October of 2021, Trump was also dropped from the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans

    https://www.npr.org/2021/10/05/1043334210/donald-trump-forbes-400tlhiest

    It's the first time in 25 years that Trump hasn't made the annual list, which debuted in 1982.

    Forbes reports that while the former president, who ranked No. 339 in 2020, is worth an estimated $2.5 billion, "he is down $600 million since the start of the pandemic."

    The magazine says that while many sectors thrived as a result of COVID-19, "big-city properties — which make up the bulk of Trump's fortune — have languished."

    For the fourth year in a row, Trump nemesis Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon who flew into space aboard his Blue Origin company's rocket this year, topped the list, with an estimated net wealth of $201 billion. Another space pioneer, Elon Musk, is runner up with $190.5 billion — almost three times his net wealth a year ago, thanks largely to the increased market value of his auto and alternative energy company, Tesla. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg comes in third, and Bill Gates, former CEO of Microsoft, is at No. 4.

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    Fantastic; did any of them made this an better world? Let alone an "healthier world? How can an DeSantis be on this list?

    He's ten times worse than Trump and should be on the list of the most stupid Governors ever.

    You certainly can't compare him to Zelensky. Furthermore if this country continuous with its own "oligarcs" then we will become an Russian style country in no time. The "castle lords" and the Robin Hood's or WWIII, take your pick.

    Most of these selections means nothing related to "brains", but are solely selected only on basis of "money" or "power" over the people ; I call it "ego" trippers. Do these people make this an better country? I doubt it.